hydration

noun
hy·​dra·​tion | \hī-ˈdrā-shən \

Medical Definition of hydration 

1 : the act or process of combining or treating with water: as

a : the introduction of additional fluid into the body hydration sometimes helps to reduce the concentration of toxic substances in the tissues

b : a chemical reaction in which water takes part with the formation of only one product hydration of ethylene to ethyl alcohol especially : a reaction in which water takes part in the form of intact molecules

2 : the quality or state of being hydrated especially : the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues

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